The dryer stopped working today. When I try to start the dryer, I hear a beep, a click, and then nothing. I waited a few minutes, unplugged and re-plugged, and then I heard a beep, a click, and some unpleasant humming. I tested the thermal fuse and I have continuity on both sides, with the wires unplugged. Because of the humming I haven't tested the control board because I assume humming indicates a bad motor.
When I tested the motor, Kenmore says I should be looking for a resistance of 2.4-3.6 ohms on the Main, and similar on the start. On both readings I got 1.1 ohms. Also the dryer drum was difficult to turn. I removed the motor completely to investigate further, and it's difficult to turn the motor. I don't know how easy it should be to turn, but this seems more difficult than I'd imagine.
Am I correct in assuming I need a new motor, or did I miss something that I should check first?
Thanks in advance. I respect appliance repair people because I don't have the patience for this sh*t. If it wasn't my own money I was possibly saving I would have given up hours ago